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VP, Talent & Organization Development

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

The Role:   MetLife is evolving our approach to talent and organizational development.  The VP, Talent & Organization Development will play the lead role in shaping and integrating key aspects of the talent ecosystem, including succession, leadership development, assessment strategy and tools, career development and mobility, performance development, coaching, and organization effectiveness.


This role delivers solutions which are essential to MetLife’s preparedness and ability to deliver on our Purpose.


Key Relationships:

This role reports to MetLife’s SVP, Chief Talent Officer and will manage a team of talent/OD practitioners. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead leadership pipeline identification and development; architect and own enterprise approach to talent reviews
  • Build and drive new approaches to strengthen diversity of talent pipeline
  • Deliver and own MetLife’s suite of assessment tools; advance organizational capability to assess talent
  • Build future-focused leadership development programs to accelerate pipeline talent
  • Deliver fit-for-purpose solutions for enhancing culture and organization effectiveness, including support for driving enterprise agility, collaboration and change
  • Stand-up MetLife’s coaching practice; drive enterprise approach to creating a coaching culture
  • Own and continuously adapt our enterprise approaches to performance, career development and mobility
  • Unlock our “talent IQ” to drive focus and outcomes; advance ability to capture and use talent insights at scale
  • Lead and develop an energized, inclusive team of talent/OD practitioners


Candidate Qualifications:

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 12+ years of business and/or human resources experience, with 5+ years of experience in HR business partnering, talent development, learning, assessment, people analytics, or other role that requires similar expertise 
  • Ability to directly partner with and influence senior leadership and actively participate in MetLife’s most senior talent processes, exercising excellent judgment, discretion, and communication abilities
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships and act as a trusted advisor
  • Business acumen - ability to understand MetLife’s business and growth levers
  • Organizational effectiveness - ability to build and drive enterprise programs or initiatives
  • People leadership - ability to build strong teams, develop talent, and drive engagement
  • Background in I/O Psych helpful but not required; proven experience and demonstrated future potential trumps any educational requirements for this role


MetLife Success Principles

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.   


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: New York City